Ashley Stuart

I grew up in the Bahamas and was the youngest of five kids. In our free time, my siblings and I used to swim, fish and play backyard baseball. I learned how to cook from my mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking the fish we caught for family meals.

Baseball was my favorite sport. I excelled as a pitcher and was named to the All-Star Team by age 11. A few years later, I was proud to represent the Bahamas on the National Baseball Team and was named MVP for pitching in the championship game with 9 strike-outs and only 4 hits.

I got a baseball scholarship to high school in The States. I went to live with my Aunt so that I could attend Olympia High School in Orlando, FL. Baseball also put me through college at Shaw University in Raleigh, NC where I was team captain and received my BS degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Business Management

I started coaching baseball at age 16 and discovered that I really enjoy mentoring kids. I took the 13U Bahamas National Baseball Team to the Caribbean World Series where we won the gold medal and the Little League World Series where we won the bronze medal.

My coaching these days occurs at Personally Fit. I am a personal trainer and I teach the sports conditioning class to adolescent athletes. I love to share my knowledge and encourage our clients to attain their fitness goals. I also enjoy cooking my mother and grandmother’s recipes for the Personally Fit celebrations. Yes, the staff and clients have parties and socialize because we see each other more as family and friends than business associates.